Kate McClanahan serves as Director of Federal Affairs at Americans for the Arts. She aids in the development and promotion of Americans for the Arts' federal legislative agenda to Congress and the Administration, including organizing strategic events and mobilizing members and constituencies. She primarily is responsible for liaison work with the U.S. House of Representatives and policy development relating to appropriations, tax, and technology.
Prior to joining Americans for the Arts in July 2013, Kate worked 8 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, including as Legislative Director to Rep. Steve LaTourette (OH-14) and as Legislative Director of the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.
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